Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Little One is on the Way!

My daughter is expecting a baby this spring, my first grandchild! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it! Every time I think about holding that little bundle on my shoulder and feeling that soft, heavy weight as he falls asleep, I just get all choked up, remembering the days of holding my own babies. There's not much in this world that makes me happier than rocking a contented, sleeping baby.

So, I'm hosting a baby shower for Sara here at our house in a few weeks. I looked online for invitations and got some good ideas, but didn't see anything that seemed just right, so I made my own. I loved a design that I saw at tinyprints, but it wasn't exactly what I wanted, so I painted my own version of it.


Isn't that adorable? The idea for the baby in the hammock was from tinyprints.com and I added the bunnies, grass, and flowers. I love the way it turned out. Here's the completed invitation. (The colored type was actually a dark teal, but it shows up a lot lighter here in my scan. And I removed my phone number from the scan for privacy purposes. Don't worry, it was on the actual invitations!)


I ordered 5" x 7" ivory card stock and aqua envelopes from Paper Source, then printed the invitations at home. I also included another sheet with directions and a little bunny at the bottom saying "It's a BOY!"

Now, to plan the rest of the shower - the decorations, food, games, and favors. I have lots of ideas. It will be fun and happy and pretty, with lots of and giggles and laughter - just like the baby that's coming in April!

4 comments:

  1. Congratulations! The invitation is just lovely! I'm jealous. My son just started grad school and has made it clear that the next 2 years are just going to be school - dating is okay, getting serious, not so much-no time! I figure that will last until the right girl comes along - and then he'll find time!

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  2. Leslie, as always you add such a personal touch to all you do! You are going to be the BEST Grandma!

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  3. I'm having so much fun helping out with the planning and decorating. I'm working on a really cute baby quilt right now. It has appliqued puppies cut out of polar fleece, so they're soft and cuddly. It's going to be so sweet!

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  4. What a wonderful Grandma you will be to that little one on the way.
    Lovely invite and best blessings to your daughter.
    pve

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